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Wednesday’s Show: Renters In Crisis, The Week In Politics, And A History Lover’s Guide To Houston (April 29, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Renters in crisis, our weekly political roundup, how the pandemic might advance the use of automation and robotics, and A History Lover’s Guide to Houston.

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Full Show: Kavanaugh Vote and the Election, and Women In Houston History (Oct. 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We discuss what possible impact Brett Kavanaugh's nomination could have on the November election. We learn about influential women in Houston history. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we learn about a book chronicling Houston’s rap scene.

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Fighting Sexual Exploitation, and Houston’s Musical History: Thursday’s Show (September 29, 2016)

Posted on · Beginning Thursday (Sept. 29, 2016), the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is holding a three-day summit in Houston covering efforts to combat sexual exploitation in several forms: pornography, sex trafficking, sexual violence, child abuse and objectification. On this edition of Houston Matters, we learn more about the summit – and efforts to combat sexual exploitation […]

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What Is Houston’s One True Nickname?

Posted on · Houston sure has a lot of nicknames. There is something inherently cool about a city that isn’t just one thing. Our city’s many nicknames reflect Houston’s connections to climate (the “Bayou City”), culture (“H-town”), industry (“Space City”) — even our openness a decade ago in taking in Hurricane Katrina evacuees (“The Big Heart”). Classy. We […]

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No-Tsu-Oh: Bringing Back Houston’s Version of Mardi Gras

Posted on · Everyone's knows New Orleans is famous for Mardi Gras. But did you know Houston once had a week-long celebration on-par? It was called No-Tsu-Oh — that's Houston spelled backwards – and from 1899 to 1915, the celebration brought a carnival atmosphere to much of the city. Well, the group Houston Arts and Media is trying […]

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Conference Focuses on Houston History in the 1860s

Posted on · If you have a historian's imagination, if you look around our city and wonder what life was like for its inhabitants decades or centuries before, an upcoming conference presented by the Houston History Alliance might pique your interest. With a theme of "On the Cusp of War: Houston in the 1860s," the one-day conference encourages […]